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FEBRUARY 14, 2019 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) have arrested several people and seized 100 pounds of marijuana during five traffic stops this week on Interstate 80. All five stops happened between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

At approximately 1:55 p.m. MT Tuesday, trooper located more than two pounds of marijuana after stopping an eastbound Toyota Yaris for speeding at mile marker 18 near Kimball. The driver, Jessica Reyna, 25, of Sacramento, California, and passenger, Chase Sinclair, 29, of Charlotte, North Carolina, were both arrested and lodged in Kimball County Jail.

Troopers then found 85 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop at approximately 3:45 p.m. CT Tuesday. A trooper had stopped a Chevrolet Tahoe parked in a no-parking area on the shoulder of the on-ramp at exit 324 near Giltner. The driver, Franklin Schillfarth, 55, of Maryland, was arrested and was lodged in Hamilton County Jail.

On Wednesday at approximately 7:20 a.m. CT, another trooper stopped an eastbound Kia Rio for speeding at 114 miles per hour on I-80 near North Platte at mile marker 176. Marijuana containers were plainly visible in the vehicle and the trooper found approximately two pounds of marijuana during a search. The driver, Brianna Glover, 23, and passenger, Rashawn Hampton, 23, both of Michigan were arrested and lodged in Lincoln County Jail.

At approximately 9:00 a.m. CT Wednesday, a trooper stopped a Chevy pickup pulling a trailer for failing to stay in its lane near Kearney at mile marker 280. The trooper could smell the odor of marijuana in the vehicle and conducted a search. The search revealed personal use marijuana and a handgun. Additionally three pounds of marijuana was located hidden inside a large, older television. An investigation revealed that the driver was unaware of the marijuana inside the television. The driver, Ryan Taylor, 35, of Florida, was arrested and cited for a concealed handgun violation and personal use marijuana. He was lodged in Buffalo County Jail.

Finally, at approximately 10:45 a.m. MT, a trooper discovered seven pounds of marijuana after stopping an eastbound Hyundai Sonata for speeding near Kimball at mile marker 18. The driver, Christopher Seligman, 35, of Maryland, was arrested and lodged in Kimball County Jail.


NOVEMBER 26, 2018 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Nebraska State Troopers removed 16 impaired drivers from the road, issued more than 500 speeding citations, and assisted hundreds of motorists during a special Click It or Ticket enforcement surrounding the Thanksgiving weekend.

The enforcement, which was part of a national effort, including many other law enforcement agencies in Nebraska, was made possible thanks in part to a grant for $20,000 from the Nebraska Department of Transportation - Highway Safety Office.

“A projected record numbers of travelers, along with a winter storm that blanketed much of the state on Sunday, made for an eventful weekend for our troopers,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “I’m incredibly proud of the effort by our troopers and dispatchers this weekend, and thankful that many drivers planned ahead and were able to stay off the roads on Sunday.”

During the enforcement, which ran from Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 25, troopers arrested 15 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and 1 for driving under the influence of drugs. In addition to those arrests, troopers issued citations for speeding (506), driving under suspension (35), no proof of insurance (33), minor in possession (5), open container (7), no seat belt (30), and improper child restraint (4).

Troopers also assisted 267 motorists in need of help, arrested 47 people for possession of drugs, and apprehended 9 fugitives.

The enforcement included vehicle checks, high visibility and saturation patrols, as well as regular enforcement efforts.

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — A 19-year-old driver is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 26 for the Platte County crash death of a motorcyclist.

Court records say Daisy Gonzalez, of Madison, pleaded no contest Tuesday to misdemeanor vehicular homicide. Prosecutors dropped a related charge in return for her plea.

The records say the collision occurred Aug. 2 at the intersection of Nebraska Highway 91 and 490th Street. The records say her minivan collided with the motorcycle driven by 22-year-old Joshua Gasper, of Columbus. He died days later of his injuries.

News Director Ryan Baker talked to Police Chief Dennis DaMoude tonight after the shooting in Holdrege Thursday afternoon.  

Press Release from Nebraska State Patrol

A Holdrege man has been arrested following the shooting deaths of two people and the wounding of a third person in multiple incidents that occurred in Holdrege during the afternoon hours of Thursday, February 21.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., the Holdrege Police Department responded to a report of a shooting at 416 Logan Street. Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the incident. Additional crime scenes were then identified in multiple units at the Sunrise View Apartments at 1422 12th Avenue.

A short time later, a vehicle owned by the suspect was seen traveling in the north part of Holdrege. A short, low-speed pursuit ensued and the suspect drove to the Phelps County Sheriff’s Office where he was taken into custody without further incident.  

The suspect, Manuel Gomez, 45, of Holdrege, has been lodged in Phelps County Jail. Gomez is the only suspect in all three shootings.

The victims are identified as Raymond Burton, 65, David Rogers, 54, both of whom were found deceased in separate units of the Sunrise View Apartments. The third victim, Doyle Morse, 64, was able to call 911 after being shot at 416 Logan Street. He has been life-flighted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney in critical condition.

The Nebraska State Patrol has been assisted by the Holdrege Police Department, the Phelps County Sheriff’s Office, and South Central Area Law Enforcement Services in the investigation. The investigation is ongoing.

Interview with Dennis DaMoude


Monday, February 25 th : Cheyenne County KS (St. Francis) St. Francis Emergency Building, 125 W Hwy 36

Tuesday, February 26 th : Thomas County (Colby) Community Building downstairs, 285 E 5 th Street
Monday, March 4 th : Greeley County (Tribune) Tribune Fire Department, Ingalls and W Greeley Avenue
Tuesday, March 5 th : Graham County (Hill City) Frontier Stage, 321 Main Street
Thursday March 7 th : Hitchcock County (Culbertson) Culbertson Fire Station, Warsaw and Taylor
Monday, March 11 th : Decatur County (Oberlin) Golden Age Center, 105 W Maple Street
Tuesday, March 12 th : Sherman County (Goodland) Wolak Building, 1006 Center Street
Wednesday, March 13 th : Cheyenne County CO (Kit Carson) Kit Carson Volunteer Fire Department, 306 W 287/Hwy 40
Thursday, March 14 th : Dundy County (Benkelman) EMS Building, 1305 A Street
Friday, March 15 th : Wallace County (Sharon Springs) Wallace County Fairgrounds CAB Building
Monday, March 18 th : Kit Carson County (Burlington) Burlington Ambulance Building, 1576 Lowell Avenue
Tuesday, March 19 th : Yuma County (Wray) Wray Fire Hall, 145 Main Street
Wednesday, March 20 th : Red Willow County (McCook) Heritage Senior Center, 1312 W 5 th Street
Thursday, March 21 st : Wichita County (Leoti) Leoti Fire House, 301 N 4 th Street
Monday, March 25 th : Gove County (Grainfield) Gove County 4-H Building, 757 W 3 rd Street
Tuesday, March 26 th : Sheridan County (Hoxie) Bowen Scott House, 1041 Sheridan Avenue
Thursday, March 28 th : Logan County (Oakley) Logan County Courthouse downstairs, 710 W 2 nd Street
Tuesday, April 2 nd : Rawlins County (Atwood) Prairie Development Center, 208 S 4 th Street
Wednesday, April 3 rd : Norton County (Norton) Prairie Land Electric Cooperative, 14935 US Hwy 36

DEWITT, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old Nebraska boy died after he was hit by a bus driven by his father.
The Beatrice Daily Sun reports the incident happened Saturday in the driveway of the family's rural home about 5 miles east of DeWitt in southeast Nebraska.
Just before 1 p.m. Saturday, the family called for help after the boy was run over. Two-year-old Maddox Weber died at the scene.
The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating.

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the agenda for the 31st Governor’s Ag Conference, which brings together ag producers, industry leaders and agri-business managers in Nebraska on an annual basis to talk about the future of agriculture.  The conference is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, March 4-5, 2019, at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney.

“For 31 years, the Governor’s Ag Conference has been a premiere forum for Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and industry leaders to come together to discuss agriculture and how to keep growing our state’s number one industry,” said Governor Ricketts.  “We hope you can join us to talk about the future of agriculture in Nebraska.  It’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss.”

“We’ve asked industry experts at the local, state and federal level to lead discussions at this year’s Governor’s Ag Conference and share their knowledge and experience with producers and agribusiness leaders from around the state,” said Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman.  “Conference speakers and attendees can use this opportunity to connect with colleagues and prepare for the future.”

The conference starts Monday, March 4, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. with a panel presentation featuring Nebraska entrepreneurs and recruiters.  The panel includes representatives from three innovative Nebraska companies and three organizations involved heavily in recruiting companies to Nebraska.

On the entrepreneur side, the panelists are Vishal Singh with Quantified Ag; Lukas Fricke with ChorChek; and Mitch Minarick with FARMAFIELD.  These speakers will discuss their companies, goals, visions and why they chose Nebraska communities to start their businesses. 

The three people representing recruitment success are: Phil Kozera with Bio Nebraska; Dan Duncan with Innovation Campus; and Bryan Slone with the Nebraska State Chamber.  They will discuss their efforts in recruiting and how to find and attract startups as well as how to connect to established industries. 

Governor Ricketts will moderate this panel presentation that will include questions and answers from the audience.

The annual “Celebrate Nebraska Agriculture” reception, at 6 p.m. on March 4th will feature an assortment of food and beverages from Nebraska.

The conference resumes on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 9 a.m. with a presentation from Jim Smith, executive director of Blueprint Nebraska, an organization that is spearheading a statewide, citizen-led economic development initiative.

Governor Ricketts, NDA Director Wellman and Nebraska Department of Economic Development Director Dave Rippe will update conference participants on legislative initiatives in agriculture and highlight the work being done between state agencies to grow Nebraska.  This panel presentation will be moderated by NDA Assistant Director Amelia Breinig.

Next on the agenda will be Jim Wiesemeyer, with Pro Farmer, giving participants an update on the national farm bill and how it will impact farmers and ranchers nationwide as well as here in Nebraska.   

The Governor's Ag Conference is coordinated by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and is co-sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America.  A $125 registration fee covers participation at activities on both Monday and Tuesday.  Registration and additional information is available online at, or by calling NDA toll-free at (800) 831-0550.


On March 5, 2019 Deputies were sent to mile marker 197 (just east of Brady, NE.) on U.S. Highway 30. It was reported two vehicles had struck each other and there were injuries to both drivers. Deputies arrived and met with the drivers of the vehicles.

The investigation showed a black GMC Denali was eastbound on Highway 30 in its proper lane. A white Mitsubishi Mirage was westbound on Highway 30 and crossed the center line and struck the GMC Denali. The driver of the GMC was injured but refused medical treatment.

The driver of the Mitsubishi suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Great Plains Health. He was identified as thirty-one year old Joshua Baker of North Platte. Deputies believed Mr. Baker was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the accident. Deputies found suspected THC Wax in the vehicle and other items. Mr. Baker did not have a license or insurance at the time of the accident. Criminal charges are pending Mr. Bakers release from the hospital and laboratory testing. The investigation continues.

On 2/5/19 at approximately 21:43, Scottsbluff Police responded to the intersection of Hwy 26 and 5th Ave in reference to an injury accident involving two vehicles.  The investigation found that a blue 2005 Chrysler Pacifica driven by Austin Rhamy (20) of Scottsbluff and a gray 2004 GMC Yukon driven by Raquel Wurdeman (23) of Gering were involved in the accident.  It was found that the Chrysler was north bound on 5th Ave and the GMC was east bound on Hwy 26.  The Chrysler and GMC collided in the intersection.  Both drivers reported they each had the green traffic signal in their respective directions of travel.  There were no witnesses on scene to confirm which direction of travel had the green traffic signal.  Both vehicles were estimated to have $7000 in damages.  Both vehicles were required to be towed from the scene.  Wurdeman and one passenger in the GMC had complaints of pain, but declined to be transported by ambulance for treatment.  Scottsbluff Fire Department and Valley Ambulance responded to the accident.  Eastbound lanes of Hwy 26 at 5th Ave were closed for approximately 45 minutes while the accident was investigated. 

MARCH 4, 2019 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)— Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol
(NSP) conducted alcohol inspections in Dawson County during the evening hours of Friday,
March 1.
The project was supported in whole or part by grant #93.959 under the SAMHSA Center for
Substance Abuse Prevention, Region II Human Services, and the Nebraska DHHS Division of
Behavioral Health.

In total, 15 businesses were inspected. Three businesses sold alcohol to a minor for a non-
compliance rate of 20 percent. All of the businesses checked the minor’s ID.

The businesses which failed the inspections were:
Bella Italia – Cozad (checked ID, sold to minor)
El Paraiso – Cozad (checked ID, sold to minor)
Casey’s General Store #2068 – Lexington (checked ID, sold to minor)
The inspections were conducted at liquor stores, convenience stores, restaurants, and bars.
Businesses that sell alcohol to a minor are referred to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission.
Clerks who sell alcohol to a minor are cited for procuring alcohol for a minor.
NSP and other law enforcement agencies conduct these inspections in an effort to keep alcohol
out of the hands of minors.

The St. Paul girls took out Cozad 41-29. The Cozad boys rallied for a 52-51 win. The games were broadcast on Country 96. 

St Paul Girl's Coach Derek Runcie

St Paul Boy's Coach Derek Reinsch


SCOTTSBLUFF – Because of weather concerns Thursday, the Region IX softball tournament has been pushed back a day and will start Friday and continue through Sunday if necessary. This is a double elimination tournament. Western Nebraska gained the top seed for the right to host the post season. The Cougars went 24-6 in Region IX and 32-18 overall. Otero Junior College is the second seed at 19-11 and 32-14 overall. Trinidad State Junior College gained the third seed at 15-15 and 24-25 overall while MCC finished fourth at 13-17 and 27-31 overall. MCC will take on Western Nebraska at noon (MT) on Friday. Otero and Trinidad play at 3 p.m. MT. An MCC win in the first game would put them in a 6 p.m. winner’s bracket final. A loss puts them in the loser’s bracket at 9 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, game times are at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and if necessary the final game would be played at noon Sunday.


The start times for both the MCC softball games and the MCC baseball game today have been pushed back.

The softball doubleheader with Otero Junior College will begin at 1 p.m. today and the baseball game with Colby Community College will start at 4 p.m.

Both MCC softball and baseball teams enter the final two weeks of regular season play and both are pushing to secure a spot in the top four in the Region IX standings to earn a spot in the post-season tournament.

The MCC softball team is 22-24 on the season and 11-13 in Region IX – fourth place in the standings. Today’s opponent, Otero is second in the standings at 17-9 (28-12 overall.) After a non-Region IX game Wednesday with Central Community College, the Lady Indians will take on Region IX foe Trinidad State Friday (11 a.m., 1 p.m.). The Trojans are third in the standings at 13-13.

MCC baseball is on a roll, winning four games this past weekend in La Junta. The Indians are 15-22 overall and 11-15 in the Region IX Empire League, in sixth place, five games out of the lead and three games out of fourth place. Today’s game with Colby is a non-conference game. The Indians take on Region IX opponent Southeast Community College Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Storm are fifth in the standings at 12-14. This weekend MCC hosts Region IX-leading Trinidad State in a three-game series starting with a doubleheader Saturday at 1 p.m. The Trojans are 17-11.

You can stay up to date with all MCC Indian Athletics including, scheduling changes, live-streaming games, news, photo galleries, schedules and more at MCC Indians Athletics web page at:


Lincoln – The Big Ten Conference and its TV partners announced a pair of start times for Husker basketball home games which had been listed as TBA.

The Nov. 14 Gavitt Games matchup with Seton Hall will tip off at 6:30 p.m. and will be televised on BTN, while the Michigan State game on Jan. 17 will tip at 7 p.m. and will be shown on FSN.

With today’s announcement, the Huskers will make a minimum of 18 appearances on BTN during the 2018-19 season and start times for every regular-season game, except for the Jan. 6 game at Iowa, have been set.

Date Opponent TV Tipoff Nov. 14 Seton Hall (Gavitt Games) BTN 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 17 Michigan State FS1 7 p.m.

Class B State Basketball Tournament 
First Round Action - Thursday, March 7th 

Pinnacle Bank Arena 
#8 Scottsbluff (14-10) vs #1 Pius X (24-2) - 8am MT 
Listen live on 106.9 FM Wild Country & online 
Bearcat courtside starts at 7:45am with Matt Williams 

Scottsbluff leading scorers: 
#15 Connor McCracken (16.1ppg)  
#14 Harold Baez (8.2ppg)  
#25 Dawson Mohr (7.9ppg) 

Pius X leading scorers: 
#34 Charlie Easley (22.8ppg)  
#33 Kolbe Rada (13.9ppg)  
#32 Austin Jablonski (11.5ppg) 

Lincoln Northeast 
#7 Ponca (22-4) vs #2 Bridgeport (23-2) - 2:45pm MT 
Listen live on 93.9 FM KMOR & 
Bulldog courtside starts at 2:30pm with Matt Williams 

Bridgeport leading scorers:
 #21 Drake DeMasters (14.4ppg) 
 #2 Kaleb Lussetto (12.9ppg) 
#24 Logan Nichols (10.1ppg) 

Ponca leading scorers: 
#40 Carter Kingsbury (18.5ppg) 
#14 Brandon Kneifl (9.8ppg)  
#12 Gage McGill (8.9ppg) 

Girls - State Basketball Tournament Bracket 

Boys - State Basketball Tournament Bracket 

The Nebraska State Dual Wrestling tournament takes place tomorrow at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds. 

Kearney is the number one seed in A and will wrestle Papillion LaVista South at 9am.

Fourth seed Grand Island Senior High goes against Lincoln East. 

Northwest is the eight seed in Class B and goes against Blair at 10:30.

We have interviews featuring the Vikings. 

Coach Brian Sybrandts

Grady Griess


The 2018 NSAA State High School Volleyball Tournament will start on Thursday and conclude on Saturday from Lincoln. We will have coverage of the Cambridge Trojan Volleyball Team on 102.1 True Country KZMC and online






The 2018 NSAA Boys Class B State Tennis Tournament gets underway at Woods Tennis Center in Lincoln on Thursday starting at 8:00am with first-round matches and the Tournament will conclude on Friday with fifth and sixth places matches, Semi-Final matches, and Championships and Consolation matches. 


Participating for McCook in #1 Singles is Zion Moyer, #2 Singles Syd Wier, #1 Doubles Caden Bortner/Mason Michaelis, #2 Doubles Logan Barenburg/Isacc Hinze. View the full Class B Tennis Brackets below.


#1 Singles Bracket


#2 Singles Bracket

#1 Doubles Bracket

#2 Doubles Bracket


Class B Team Scores

Matt Wiemers


Seward, NE - The Scottsbluff Bearcat boys basketball team advanced to the state tournament with a 57-49 win against the Bluejays on their home court Monday night. Scottsbluff would trail by three at halftime, 28-25. The Bearcats would pick it up on both ends of the court not allowing a Seward field goal and out score the Bluejays 18-6 in the third quarter to create some breathing room. Scottsbluff would have clutch free throws made by Harold Baez and Jasiya DeOllos in the fourth quarter. DeOllos would also hit two big free throw line jumpers late in the fourth quarter to hold of the late game push by Seward to try and and close the gap in a potential comeback. Seward in defeat saw their season end with a record of 18-6. The Bearcats advancing to state with a record of 14-10 will play next Thursday in Lincoln with official parings from the NSAA to be released in the coming days. Early indications with a look at the power points, pairs Scottsbluff & Lincoln Pius X in the first round at Pinnacle Bank Arena next Thursday with a tip off at 8:00am MT. Listen to Scottsbluff state tournament basketball next Thursday on Wild Country 106.9 & 


Scottsbluff - 13 12 18 14 -57

Seward - 15 13 6 15 -49


Scottsbluff - Sabastian Harsh 2, Jasiya DeOllos 15, Harold Baez 12, Connor McCracken 12, Chance Parker 3, Dawson Mohr 6, Sam Clarkson 7. 


Seward - Nate Lliteras 15, Kelly Vyhnalek 9, Joseph Krause 13, Bryson Janousek 2, Derek Holtorf 10. 


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